Regular hours resume on September 7 2021


Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre kiosk out of service


The kiosk machine dispensing adult books at the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service


The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

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Celina Caesar-Chavannes Can You Hear Me Now?

CBC’s Adrian Harewood hosts a conversation with Celina Caesar-Chavannes about her recently published Can You Hear Me Now? Both memoir and leadership book, Can You Hear Me Now? is a funny, self-aware, poignant, confessional and fierce look at how failing badly and screwing things up completely are truly more powerful lessons in how to conduct a life than extraordinary success. Caesar-Chavannes was the first Black person elected to represent the federal riding of Whitby, Ontario.

This event will be on Zoom and on Facebook. 

Here is the Facbeook Live link 

This event is offered in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.